No. 1-seed Bucs down Cobras
There was little doubt as to how the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers’ first round game in the Section 2AA South Sub-Section would turn out. The Bucs jumped out to an early 13-2 lead and never looked back.
The No. 1-seeded Buccaneers downed the No. 8-seeded Triton Cobras 56-28 on the BEA court last Tuesday night. Triton High School is located in Dodge Center.
The score was stuck at 9-2 for three minutes in the first half, as both teams were unable to get a shot to fall. But, the Buccaneers went on a 12-2 scoring run, pushing the lead to 21-4.
BEA led 27-9 at the half.
Every Buc player got to see some playing time in the game, as the lead stayed at or over the 20-point margin. The Cobras hit three 3-pointers in the second half for nine of their 19 points.
Ashley Olson led the Bucs in scoring with 14 points, as well as getting seven steals and three assists.
Kate Hassing added 11 points plus eight rebounds and four assists. Hayley Pirsig and Morgan Dickman each had eight points.
Rylee Wagner had six points and six rebounds.
BEA was 20 of 48 from the floor, with two of those being 3-point shots. Triton was 9 of 35 with four from beyond the arc.
The Bucs were 14 of 26 from the free throw line (54 percent), while the Cobras were 6 of 16.
The win put the Buccaneers’ season record at 18-5 and put them into the semi-final game, held this past Friday.
The Bucs hosted the No. 4-seeded Maple River Eagles in that game. Details and photos will be in next week’s Faribault County Register.
The Eagles defeated the No. 5-seeded United South Central Rebels in the opening round, Tuesday, 49-40, to get to the semi-finals.
The winner of the BEA versus Maple River matchup will be playing in the Sub-Section championship game on Monday, March 8, at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Maple River defeated Blue Earth Area 50-40 in Mapleton on Feb. 25.